Beneath the Surface with Paul MuranoMarch 10, 2013"Mental Illness, Suicide, and Depression"Guests: Kathleen Laplante, suicide survivor Mary X, mental health provider Bob L, philosopherHear Kathleen's important story of surviving her father's suicide as well as her own, and how her life and attitude have drastically changed for the good. Topics: beneath, surface, murano, mental, suicide, euthanasia, depression
Beneath the Surface with Paul Murano"Mental Illness and Suicide"Guests: Kathleen Laplante, suicide survivor Mary X, mental health provider Bob L, philosopherHear Kathleen's story about surviving her father's suicide as well as her own attempt; and her new-found hope and change of attitude. Topics: mental illness, suicide, beneath, surface, euthanasia
Was Pope Francis the right man for the award? Why did a secular magazine choose him? Is there any false hope fostered about what he will do regarding unchangeable Church teaching? Paul and his guests tackle these questions and much more. Topics: pope, francis, vatican, Catholic, Church, Time, magazine, religious, secular, doctrine, leblanc,...
Must-hear radio!After we discuss the N.E. Patriots and presidential primary politics, Kent and I delve into what it means to inherently possess the human rights of liberty and of life. Topics: Life, liberty, MLK, Roe v. Wade
Join Paul and Kent as they walk through the pitfalls of growing up (hour one), and the grisly work of Planned Parenthood (hour two). Topics: abortion, culture, adolescence, death, body parts, planned parenthood, videos
What might the pope have meant in his airplane interview about "only building walls and not bridges", as well as the contraception question and zika.Good discussion, beneath the surface. Topics: pope, Trump, walls, bridges, contraception, zika
Paul and his guest Bob Leblanc delve beneath the surface on the real foundation underlying the popular liberal/progressive ideology of our day. Topics: liberal, death, progressive, culture, ideology, modern, left
Is faith a light? Or does it really produce darkness? Does it expand reason and enable the person to see beyond his natural scope? Or does it stifle reason?We tackle these questions and more. Topics: beneath, surface, faith, light, pope, Catholic, Christian, leblanc, murano
BTS Holy Week Special: Paul goes beneath the surface with guest Bob Leblanc on the meaning of the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus. How does this event affect us all?What is claimed? What is history and what is faith? How is mankind re-oriented to God as a result? These and many more questions are discussed. Topics: passion, death, covenant, union, justice, mercy, love, sacrifice, Jesus, Christ, Holy Week, Good...
Is man a social and political animal? What is politics? Which is the best political philosophy? How do we judge? Topics: politics, philosophy, political, ideology, social, individual, society, libertarianism, socialism,...
What is the meaning of the Incarnation, how has it radically altered the universe, and what does it say about the question of prenatal life? Topics: life, death, Incarnation, Annunciation, Christ, messiah
Paul and Kent discuss the deeper meanings found within the Adam & Eve story of the book of Genesis. Man's relationship to woman, to God, and to the environment are all explored. Psychological defense mechanisms that our nature disposes us to when we sin, as well as the evil of denial are also extrapolated from the text. Topics: Genesis, Adam, Eve, bible, Christian, Catholic, religion, Niebuhr, Murano
Beneath the Surface with Paul Murano. Paul tries to go beneath the surface with a member of the tea party and a member of the occupy movement. May 5, 2013Begins at 9 minutes into part one. Topics: Beneath, surface, morabito, freidrich, occupy, tea party
What exactly does it mean to place one's primary trust in God? To be primarily dependent on God means to be able to give up all other dependencies, whether they be to money, sex, material goods, drugs, comfort and security, television, internet, or anything else that takes precedence in our hearts over the kingdom of God. Impossible? Can one find freedom and happiness without following this first of the Ten Commandments? No and No. Topics: kingdom, dependence, God, vice, obsession, addiction, prayer, happiness, freedom
Both commemorations at the end of January have a great deal in common. They are the civil rights movements of our time, resulting from the majority considering both groups to be "not fully human".Join Paul, Bob, Kathleen, and Tom speak about the irony of these grave injustices fought by the civil rights movement and pro-life movement. Topics: Life, freedom, mlk, unborn, injustice, movement, civil rights, roe vs. wade, martin luther king
A two minute song that could change your life - and so many others'. Copyright - Paul J. Murano PJDM@aol.com Topics: truth, life, person, death, unborn, preborn, abortion, injustice, shortsightedness, evil,...
-- How important is moral leadership for a nation and its leaders? -- Is the presidency more than simply the nation’s Chief Operating Officer?-- Is the Constitution and the executive branch of government morally neutral? -- Is moral neutrality even possible? -- Do we give a pass to both Hillary and Trump for their questionable public and personal ethical challenges?We delve BTS on these questions and more. Topics: moral leadeership, integrity, honesty, ethical behavior, Hillary, Trump
An abbreviated version of BTS due to a preceding baseball game that went very long. Guest Bob Leblanc touches on the devolution of Democracy and what might be in store for us should we continue down the current path. Topics: Democracy, mob, rule
Paul talks to Tom Duggan, Editor of the Valley Patriot Newspaper, about the ins and outs of the paper as well as the bash he held celebrating 10 years of free speech in the Merrimack Valley. Topics: valley, patriot, wcap, beneath, surface, duggan, bash, first amendment
The Incarnation is the universe-changing doctrine that separates Christians from Jews and Muslims. It could be said to be the most profound mystery since the act of creation itself. Did God become part of His own creation -- like an author writing himself into his own novel or an artist painting himself into his own picture? Go beneath the surface with Paul and Bob on this literally awesome topic. Topics: Incarnation, Christmas, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, John the Baptist, Elizabeth, Mary,...
Ray McKenna, President of Catholic Athletes for Christ and John Tuturice join Paul Murano to go beneath the surface on the topic of sports. Why do we care about our teams? What is the relationship between sports and life? Is fandom a modern evolutionary version of tribal warfare? Should fighting be banned in hockey? Should steroids be ignored? Will future technology create even more problems for keeping sports fair? All of this and more are discussed. Topics: sports, Catholic, spiritual, fair, technology, steroids, McKenna, Tuturice, Murano, beneath, surface
Is science antithetical to religion? Are faith, reason, and science three complementary avenues to the same Truth? Why the polarities today in the media? What is their real agenda? Listen to Paul discuss these very important questions with his two guests John Tuturice and Bob Leblanc. Must-hear radio for every truth-seeker. Topics: science, religion, reason, faith, truth, scientism, fideism, rationalism, Catholicism
Lively show on Racism and Christmas.Guests: Tom Duggan, Editor of the Valley Patriot Newspaper, and Kent Niebuhr, Catholic stay-at-home father of seven. Topics: Race, white, black, Hispanic, Latino, bigotry, discrimination, hatred, love, caucasoid, mongoloid,...
Paul goes beneath the surface with Kent Niebuhr on the meaning and purpose of penance and sacrifice, and in the second hour we examine the question that former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani answered publicly, to the chagrin of many: Does Barack Obama love this country? Topics: penance, sacrifice, vice, holiness, country, nation, love
Tom Duggan calls in to offer his two cents on the Baltimore riots, and Kent Niebuhr and I discuss the Bruce Jenner interview with Diane Sawyer, "transgenderism" in general, and what social media has done to modern life. Topics: Transgenderism, Social Media, Baltimore Riots
Go beneath the surface with Paul Murano as he discusses the Resurrection and Sainthood with Fr. Jurgin Liias and Mr. Kent Niebuhr. Must-hear radio! Topics: saint, sainthood, resurrection, judgment, body, soul, communion of saints, last day, Easter
Social/political bodies as well as individuals regularly need some kind of revolution, usually referred to as renewal. In the midst of two seasons of renewal - the political season and the season of Lent - how does renewal attack the "establishment" of our vices, comforts, and political institutions, which mire us into stagnation? Topics: politics, Lent, revolution, renewal, stagnation, president, vice
Beneath the Surface - May 5, 2013"The Occupy Movement vs. The Tea Party"Guests:Terra Friedrichs, Activist for Occupy Boston, andChristine Morabito, President of the Greater Boston Tea Party Topics: occupy, tea party, beneath, surface, murano, friedrichs, morabito
Paul and Kent discuss the multiple ethical questions related to this issue. Included is discussion on marriage, affairs, divorce, the consequences of cheating, and the humiliation that comes with being exposed. Topics: ashley, madison, adultery, affair, marriage, deceit, humiliation
Paul goes beneath the surface with John Tuturice on the notion of forgiveness, its meaning and repercussions, both on the individual and socio-political levels. Topics: forgiveness, mercy, will, anger, animosity, love, choice, healing
Why was Pope Francis treated so well in his visit by the otherwise hostile media? Why do so many non-Catholics and non-practicing Catholics love this pope and seek his blessing and approval? How do we make sense of the 'Francis Phenomenon'?Join Paul and Kent cover these questions and more. Topics: pope, francis, church, catholic, media, love, God
What are some of the underlying causes of anger and bigotry when it comes to race and religion? Go BTS with Paul and his guests Bob Leblanc and John Tuturice in this important discussion. Topics: Bigotry, discrimination, race, religion
"To Be or Not To Be: Christmas in the Abortion Age" Guest: Fr. Dwight Hoeberechts. Paul talks with Fr. Dwight about what led him to the priesthood after being an airplane pilot and an emergency room registered nurse, as well as issues relating to human life and redemption. Topics: life, human, Immaculate Conception, abortion, death, Jesus, Christmas, murano, hoeberechts,...
Everyone wants it, everyone strives for it, but what is it? What is happiness and how do we attain it? Have we lost sight of the road to happiness because we have lost sight of what it means to be human? Topics: happiness, human, nature, goodness, truth, leblanc